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Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
will call to give us information. >> neighbors said they never heard about any attack like this before. >> you really hope this is not the beginning of something. >> police detectives say they have not had any attacks like this one before the and are letting people know they need to be alert for any future problems. reporting live, gail pennybacker. >>> a volunteer at a high school faces felony charges. the sheriff's deputies say jeremy levoy sent inappropriate tax measures -- inappropriate text messages to a student. he is facing numerous charges. the boy is being held in jail without bond. >>> a colombian man is facing murder charges after he killed his ex-wife and set her apartment on fire. damon white stabbed his wife to death and said her apartment on fire. the suspect was injured in the fire and is still hospitalized. >>> as the mayor's race heats up, there are new allegations of buying votes. sam ford is joining us with the latest details. >> a group of young people are crying foul same campaign workers for mayor fenty were offering them jobs of $100 a day if they voted for the
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
respond. >> young people who hang out in front of 1200 north cabral told us a driver and a white van pulled up and promised them temporary campaign jobs if they went to this early voting site and voted for the mayor. some had to register, and voted for fenty, but the jobs never came through. >> they just write to us for a vote and never contacted us for a job. >> mayor fendi said there was no way to investigate such an allegation without more information. today the mayor did not identify the driver. >> every once in awhile in running a big organization, some won't will do something that is counter to the training. there will be personnel action taken is something untoward was done. >> that might have stepped outside the ethical rules to be able to meet their quotas. >> we ask if attorneys were also questioning the young people were making the allegations. >> has anyone called do? >> no one at all. >> the mayor is in a tough fight for reelection and greeted voters after another mayoral election. >> we appreciate your bringing the information to us, but this was not someone who eit
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work
ABC
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
, washington. it is friday. we're glad to have you with us. >> absolutely. we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. we'll check in with lisa and get the traffic in just a moment but first our meteorologist adam caskey, it feels nice and refreshing. >> yes. keep the windows open. not all the way because then it might get a little chilly. another comfortable morning. it is going to be abgreat afternoon as well. some rain in the forecast by sunday. we could use the showers. benton elementary, 62. temple hills at 59. mostly patchy afternoon clouds. lots of sunshine on our saturday. near 80 degrees. midday sunday, some rain and then late-day clearing. >> county police and the transportation department tell us the only thing blocked is eastbound on university and dennis. the right lane blocked. there was a utility pole knocked down there overnight. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia and tysons and the outer loop should be cleared. 95 south, the construction should be cleared out of the way as well. >> thank you. we're following a developing story now from cali
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
democrats. , the top's a warning u.s. commander in afghanistan says a florida preacher's plan to burn the qur'an threatens the lives of all americans. evil.lam is of the dou >> rev. terry jones plans to burn copies of the book to mark the 9/11 incident. >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy very likely. images of such an activity could be used by extremists. >> protesters have already filled the streets in afghanistan, some even throwing rocks at u.s. military convoy. national christian organizations have denounced the plan as well. jones is planning to hold the event as scheduled. >>> four columns from the world trade center are being permanently installed today at the entrance of the september 11 museum. the museum is being built next to a memorial. >>> it is a big week for president obama. unveiling plans to revitalize the economy. a new poll shows that he has plenty of ground to make up with voters. that could mean trouble for the president's party. john hendren reports from abc. >> president obama is in campaign mode. >> i think yes we can is more inspiring than no, we can't. >> mo
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
to hear in terms of getting reelected. they're not giving us any help at all. >> despite john boehner saying he would reluctantly support the president's plan, mitch mcconnell said not a single senate republicans will support a tax compromise that does not include all americans, regardless of income level. >> senate republicans are saying they will oppose any effort to give tax cuts if any -- if the upper level income is excluded. the president is wanting to cut -- the president does not want the tax cut for those making less than $250,000 to expire at the end of the year. >> mayor fenty it bore a donovan mcnabb jersey today that said fenty on the back. fenty says he will prevail. there are urging party members to come out and vote. >> on this primary eve, one of the candidates picked up an endorsement. bob ehrlich received an endorsement from john mccain. became cold air like a fine guy. he was governor once before. -- mccain called bob ehrlich a fine guy. he was governor once before. bakernce george's county, and jackson are vying for the nomination. polls are open until 8:00 p.m. f
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, are creating quite a controversy, and they have filed with the u.s. supreme court. richard reeve is live. >> the attorney for her once the high court to take a look. it is a fascinating case of murder for hire dating back to 2002. the death row inmate has just days to live now. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection on thursday. but she is as evil a person as i have ever met. -- >> she is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> she is accused of masterminding the death of two people. >> i am sorry for all of the people i have heard. >> authorities say she planned the killings in order to collect $250,000 in insurance money. she talked about her request for clemency and life sentence. >> how sorry i really am. this happened to people i love very much. >> she did not shoot the two victims. still, she paid a woman and an accomplice money to fire the fatal shots. >> the death penalty should be reserved for the worst of the worst, in she is nowhere near that. >> -- and she is nowhere near that. >> one man who later committed suicide said it was he who wrote -- he who planned the murders.
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
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Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
tell us while one man tried to punch a student, another took his wallet and emptied it. >> the suspects are 2ke689 trying to outnumber the amount of victims, so they have the advantage when they assault them. >> according to officers that's what happened august 29 right in front of a large apartment complex, five men attacked three students waiting for a bus at bureau win house road while two of the victims got away unharmed, the men robbed and beat the third student. just two days earlier a similar robbery ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old and this man, maxie. officers believe they and a number of others tried to pull two female students from a car in this hotel lot on rout one. >> that's not how you want your college experience to be at all. you want to feel safe. >> and campus public safety making students aware of these attacks. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. reporting live, courtney robinson. abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story in north d.c. where police are searching for a gunman who opened fired on a crowd of people. at the 300 block of 53rd s
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of sunny brook terrace. police used a robot to get the devices and take them to a safe location. right now police are only referring to the case as a death investigation. no other details. we are monitoring the situation that will bring you more information as we get it. >>> we are just one day away from the primary elections in the district tomorrow. new this noon, it candidates responding to more of vote buying allegations. kathy park joins us live in northwest were early voters are still filing impaired >> early voters have a few more hours left. we learned that more than 20,000 votes have been cast as of saturday night. the race for the d.c. mayor's seat has been tight and controversial. it appears it will be this way until the very end. early voters already know -- >> i voted for mayor fenty. >> i voted for this great. >> on the eve of the election, while supporters made the final push, controversy swirled the taming the -- remaining candidates. address by the board of elections. >> we had a number of allegations of situations at the early voting sites that have been brought to our at
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've worked hard years to collect things to send them to my country. >> we went through a situation with the blizzard and. help thenre's no either. >> councilman jim graeme brought over two pickup trucks. she was able to put some items in there for temporary storage. she says that is not good enough. we will see dump trucks if this stuff is not moved. it is impossible to move all of these things. >> keep us posted. >>>
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
down. good morning, washington. tds friday morning. i'm glad you could join us today. we're arrive in ocean city, maryland with a check on conditions but we begin with a quick check on traffic and weather and start to the holiday weekend. >> let me tell you, a really nice afternoon on the way or looking forward to across most of the area, however, the further east you go, that is going to run into the bigger problems. adam will have more on that in just a few minutes. temperatures a very comfortable start. 73 in fairfax. martinsburg looking at 77. there is the hurricane creeping up on the right hand side of your screen but a cold front, a strong cold front arrived later on today and that's going to bring much cooler temperatures for the upcoming holiday weekend. breezy and hot once again. near 90 degrees for a daytime high. the high temperatures come tomorrow. let's head over to lisa live in the traffic center. it is a good run this morning. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with tra
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
, washington. i am scott thuman. glad to have you with us on this monday. >> good morning, washington. i am greta kreuz, in for alison starling. we will check with lisa baden in a moment. we begin with a meteorologist steve rudin. >> yesterday we had three- quarters of an inch of rain across most of the area. it was the coolest today anno -- the coldest days since may 19. 55 degrees in winchester, 59 in fairfax and gaithersburg. the skies are beginning to get a little cloudy. vowel is moving to the rest of us, clearing up by 8:00 or 9:00 -- fog moving to the west. letson an update on mehzzerly commute with lisa baden. >>> we have construction on 66 westbound at glebe road coming out of rosslyn towards falls church, the left lane is closed. 95 virginia, the rohde board is gone. -- roadwork is gone. southbound at 32 there's roadwork that should be gone by the time you get there. the beltway travel books good, all 66 miles of it. back to you. >> thank you. >>> "we begin with a developing story out of springfield. a deadly shooting and the hunt for a suspect. >> fairfax county police found th
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
tell us that he escaped around to 3:00 pm and they had seen the armored truck with two people park around eight. police tell us that a gun man walked up to the truck and was trying to rob it. witnesses say they heard an exchange of gunfire. one of the armored truck employees was shot and the gun man ran off. the other employee drove his injured partner to the united medical center. he was bleeding badly, but conscious. there were a lot of people across the street and here is what these two men say they saw and heard. >> it was right there, right at popeyes. there was one shot and that was it. [unintelligible] >> back here live right now, police tell us no money was taken and no one else besides the driver was injured. no condition on the victim has been released and, again, they're still looking for the lone gunman. >> emotions are running high in the district on this primary eve. tomorrow, voters will be choosing their candidates in a race where accusations have been running rampant. we're live in northwest washington with a last-minute campaigning. >> charges and countercharges,
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm EDT
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. this was uncovered by us first and suzanne kennedy is live with the latest. >> the mayor is 5 days out from this election and virtually the only issue that he was questioning this morning was whether his campaign paid people for their some people claim they were promised jobs paying $100 per day if they voted for the matter. voters cast their ballot but the jobs and money never materialized. workers at campaign headquarters yesterday said they had gotten many calls complaining about this. they said there were no jobs to offer. here is what the mayor had to say that . >> [no audio] >> he had to say that there were not specific details about it and in regard to who was the campaign worker came toward and asked -- and gave them that information that he would deal with it. he says training is given to their employees. the mayor said this is absolutely a practice that is not accepted and illegal. as for the vincent gray campaign, they said this is a widespread practice and they are calling for an fbi investigation. >>> we will continue to follow that story throughout the day. in other news, two
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. >>> montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
gridlock in three months expected, the day after labor when everything comes to haunt us. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse with many construction projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with m
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in sherman circle. the u.s. backing off from his job at the flagship restaurant. the cheap -- the tree where he collapsed is adorned with candles and photos, memento of a life cut short. >> i think we will certainly feel a little safer. this was uncalled for and unnecessary. >> i do not know the reason why it happened. >> since the murder, the city has trimmed it lowered trees to increase visibility, replaced more street lights and posted signs to indicate the park is closed after dark. >> the suspect in this case, once again from 818-year-old eric forman. >> a virginia woman will be put to death just four hours from now. the governor and the supreme court have both refused to allow appeal. she is accused of murdering her husband instead sent to collect insurance money. >> emaar to neighborhood is still reeling from a town house fire that killed a mother and two of her five children. this happened yesterday. tonight, neighbors are talking about the mother's bravery in the midst of flames. dale is live on the scene with the latest. >> you were out here last night. you know what kind of neighb
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
so much for waking up with us. i'm pam pam. >> and -- i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm alison starling. 67 degrees. lisa baden is standing by. we have one accident after another but let's start with meteorologist steve rudin. >> stacking up. we have a tornado watch incorrect until 1:00 p.m., including the district. washington, fairfax, and a flash flood warning in effect for the entire metro area. look at the moisture moving in our direction. heavier bands of rain across richmond. all this will move north-northeast over the next eight hours or so. then we'll look for a quick end to the rain this evening. our live doppler radar as we head closer into the immediate metro area. right now the rain heading to the west. gaithersburg to dulles airport. looking at moderate rains. rainfall rates at an inch per hour. rainfall rates at a quarter to a half inch. so a lot of rain on the way today. rush hour compute looking nasty. but for tonight, we look for improving conditions. could see five inches or more before the system moves out of here. we have the tornado watch remaining in effect until 1
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
a month. >> you have to leave early enough and be patient and watch what is going on around us. >> some of the construction projects mean new traffic patterns, which might mean closings this morning. you might want to build extra time into your commute. courtney robinson reporting for abc 7 news. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that are closed labor day weekend are open again. the five were shut down on friday. crews perform safety of grades. the stations will reopen this morning in time for the rush hour. >>> our other top story this morning, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county and others back in session this morning. this year, classrooms are hoping the effects of big budget cuts -- are coping with. >> doing more with less in northern virginia because a moment is higher and funding is down across the board compared with the last couple years. in fairfax county, 175 dozen students will flood the school system today. if that is 3200 more students than last year. a reason for the enrollment increas
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Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
an institution in limbo. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. with leon harris, leggmason singh, chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. on your side. >> heartbreak for a family well known in their loudoun county town. rex three family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride home -- >> 3 family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride all from the country. >> today, the trip was meant to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the victims killed in the accident on route 55 on front royal. two of those killed were from a well-known small-town hardware store. it is a fixture in the future is now uncertain. >> there is no one in the area that does not know the heart restore, but today the notoriety is based on tragedy. >> sunday, the owners of the hardware store were killed in a car accident as they were driving home from apple picking. >> they will be missed. >> there were seven pe
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
as a d.c. police officer used excessive force when he shot and killed a dog. the dog began fighting yesterday during a street festival in adams morgan. the officer tried to separate them and one dog charged that the crowd. the officer is an experienced canine handler and shot the dog only as a last resort. police are reviewing the incident. >>> investigators are searching for the persons who are in the houses of two police officers in calvert county. if the house of a maryland state trooper was shot at friday night and saturday morning someone fired at a st. mary's county deputy's house and vehicles. >>> northbound on the 14th street bridge there's a new traffic pattern that went into effect minutes ago. the left shoulder is closed for the entire lenton of the 14th street bridge. all four lanes are being routed to the left of the construction. the left exit lane to the memorial bridge allows drivers to exit prior to the work zone. >>> congress goes back to work today. taxes are expected to dominate the agenda. lawmakers fight over whether to extend the bush tax cuts before they expi
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Sep 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. i work in physical therapy. we heard a gunshot. >> he shot dr. david telling us today. then he barricaded himself in his mother's room. >>> two well-travelled bridges have been shut down for the weekend. they shut down the frederick douglass bridge two hours ago. crews will make structural repairs over those two bridges over the weekend. " >>> -- >>> first it was glenn beck, this time it is john stuart and stephen colbert. >> we received confirmation from national park service about colbert and stewart have filed for permits for 25,000 people to gather on the national mall. we expect to hear from the washington area and other parts of the nation embracing the idea. hollenbeck brought out the right. al sharpton -- glenn that brought out the right. al sharpton 0 left. now john stewart from the daily show. >> 8 million moderate march. >> i think people have a legitimate ideological differences. they should express those. but recently, there have been expressed in not so a constructive manner. >> simultaneously, there will be a bling rally by his so- called political nemesis. -- th
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, there are no charges. >> this afternoon, outside of the hospital, her mother showed us the pictures of a tossup. -- natasha. they go from little girl to college graduate. >> she has a pulse. i refuse to give up hope. >> we went to the home of the driver of the suv. there was no answer when we knocked on the door, but a man yelled out the window that they would be making no comment about the accident. >>> tonight, the suspected stuart -- cereals dabber is officially an accused murderer. the 33 year-old is believed to be behind 14 attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
on immigrant farm labor, he used humor to get the nation goes the attention. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i wanted picked by an american, sliced by guatemalans, and served by as venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> as part of the united from workers take our jobs campaign. only seven actually took them. >> we have ignored it too long. it is time to face this issue mano a what ever the spanish word for hamano is. >> it was his intent to mock the process. >> he tried to stop the testimony completely. >> i am not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> while many were amused? >> his message got through to the people that would to an end to see him. congress is already kind of a circus. i don't think it really changes it too much. >> others wonder if a more serious tone of brought a better tone. >> he had a few serious moments. he explained the reason why he is taking this issue. he says he believes that migrant farm workers are suffering and have no rights. >>> if you thought to
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, -- >> this was not the full-size bus. it was a smaller us. -- bus./ if i had to guess, 20 or 30. there were chaperones on the bus along with the adult drivers. >> we're seeing emergency personnel still swarming the scene. any idea how many are being treated right there? >> i cannot hear you. >> how many are being treated at the scene? are you still there? we have lost his own. let's see if we can get him reestablished. while we're seeing is aftermath of this incident where according to brad bell this was a school field trip coming from york's spring, pennsylvania. the driver apparently slump behind the wheel. they then went over the ramp. we're understanding only fatality that has been reported is that of the driver. still no confirmation of what happened to the driver. we're still trying to get that information. according to brad bell, the children were able to walk away from the bus. now you're seeing shots of 270 going north. it has begun to back it's all up. -- back up. it is totally shut down right there. according to the cameras we looked at earlier, traffic backed up well down 270 and a long 49
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Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
several inches under water. not to fund. >> in just -- not to fund. >> in just 30 minutes. keep us posted. >>> a number of rows are closed. that is making travel tricky. let's check in for the latest on the traffic situation. >> we have beltway incidents. this is the interloop of the beltway. you can see just above the chain-link fence, that as a truck that is flipped over. there might be a part underneath. the left side of the beltway is tied up. this is where we had a jackknifed tractor-trailer. there are minimal delays at the moment. we have another beltway crash near the interchange at 450. at that point, we have two right lanes blocked. the delays begin on the beltway near the interchange, route 201. and that delay continues to get worse. we have massachusetts avenue closed each way. also, rhode island avenue near the metro station is closed because that underpass is flooded out. connecticut avenue is closed each way. there is a police investigation at the cleveland park metro. that will cause delays on the red line. >> one thing after another. >>> today, we are following the afterma
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
in adams morgan. sources tell us that the officer involved was an experienced dog handler. he saw two dogs fighting and tried to separate them. if the officer shot the dog after it charged the crowd. >> i heard a pop when i was walking up the street. i was hoping it was a firecracker or something not serious, but it ended up being more serious. >> police will review the shooting incident. >>> investigators are searching for the person or people who fired at two homes of two police officers in calvert county. a maryland state troopers house was shot dead friday night. saturday morning someone fired into a st. mary's county deputies house and vehicle. >>> we have a traffic alert for commuters driving northbound on the 14th street bridge. there's a new traffic pattern that took effect an hour ago. the left shoulder is closed for the entire lentz of the 14th street bridge. all four lanes are being routed to the right of construction. the left exit lane, memorial bridge, allows drivers to exit before the work zone. >>> congress gets back to work after an august recess and taxes are expected to
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
>> and once again, we say good morning, washington. we are glad you're joining us. for the second straight morning, we're waking up with scattered rain showers. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. lisa is standing by with the latest on how all of this is affecting your commute. first, meteorologist adam caskey. what's the latest? >> a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 a.m. and then big changes coming, this just in the next couple of hours. the flash flood watch is almost for the entire viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a shot and told everyone to stay put. if an hour later the officers began negotiating with him on the phone until 5:00 p.m. when he threatened a hostage. police snipers pulled the trigger. >> hart tactical units moved in at that point and shot the suspect. -- our tactical units. >> workers were told to evacuate or to hide. those working your 900 down as well. >> it was scary. >> lee was the only casualty, but police still took action after hearing this boom. several loud booms word and a bomb squad disrupted the devices that he brought into the building. back out of here alive, police are in front of discovery headquarters.
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Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
news coming to us. pompous fund says it will bring terrorism charges against -- pakistan says it will bring terrorism charges against the three men involved in the failed times square bombing. the accused bomber pleaded guilty back in june to 10 charges. he will be sentenced this fall. the secretary of defense is now adding his voice to those opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning by a tiny florida church this weekend has sparked a global controversy. >> it does not, in any way, represent america, americans, american government, american religious or political leadership. >> the man at the center of the storm, pastor terry jones. even this morning from the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan -- >> it puts our soldiers in jeopardy. >> it does not have been backing down. i do not know if jesus would burn books, but he would this one. >> this would be the latest demonstration targeting muslims nationwide, much o
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you americans are clamoring to start a lover career as a migrant worker. >> he stayed in character as a blowhard news anchor. >> we need to all stop eating fruits and vegetables. he got serious when asked why he got -- why he chose to highlight this issue. >> the least powerful people might workers and they do not have any rights. >> some republicans blasted the appearance. " i think that he might the process -- i -- >> i think that process.d the >> his appearance was said to be appropriate and that the comedian could bring attention to an important political issue. >> he broke into homes wearing dress pants and a tie. police annou
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, rallying students at maryland. >> we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us did not care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country. >> their attempt to recapture the energy of young people who turned out in droves in 2008 is proving difficult. >> everyone was really exciting about obama getting elected. >> it is not a presidential election, it is just a local election. >> even with a heated race for governor, many young voters say they are simply less motivated. in the most recent poll just 55% of young people said they are certain to vote in november compared to more than 78% of older voters. >> we don't have one inspiring figure we can rally behind. >> the president's message, is named a -- may not be on the ballot but his agenda is on the line. >> tim kane also held events today -- ti mkaine -- tim kaine. >> jimmy carter will be bound for washington despite a brief health scare. he is expected to be released tomorrow morning. carter is scheduled to speak about his days at -- days as president at gw. >>> a father receives a shock when he goes to
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
in us all. >> hi, welcome back, everybody. it's 5:15 now on a tchurs morning. looking at this day ahead, former president jimmy carter is expected to be released from a cleveland hospital pamp being hospitalized tuesday, complaining by an upset stomach. doctors say it was likely caused by a viral infection. >> and before leaving town to campaign -- >> theyas are 268, the anyways are 160, the bill is passed. >> so the house passed a bill giving money and hack for people sickened while working in the world trade center ruins. lawmakers also approved a bill to keep the government running until december and passed a bill to approve overlooking spy operations and to -- against countries who manipulate their currency. >> and endorse ments from mayors, current mayor michael bloomberg will endorse michael o'malley. o'malley's campaign will get more support when president obama campaigns with him next week. meanwhile his opponent, bob ehrlich is getting support from former mayor rudy giuliani. >> the d.c. public school system could face another budget short fall because of a projected short fall
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Sep 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
. and a lot of rain on the way pitta take a look at all the rain to the south of us. this is moving toward the north. it will continue to impact the washington area. the range of let up. this is the rush hour commute driving home. liggett these impressive rainfall totals -- look at these impressive rainfall totals. almost 2.5 inches of rain. the reporting almost 2 inches of rain in fairfax. these are totals from midnight. a lot of rain. we will look for is even more over the next several hours. we had a flash flood watch. this is for the daytime hours. it is said to go into effect for st. mary's. when guests are around 40 or 50 miles an hour. here is what we expect in terms of rainfall a month. higher amounts are adjusted the eased of d.c. >> tractor-trailer wreck was then it by north in virginia. this is the right side of the roadway. the one to take you live to a couple of pictures a year know what to expect. first of all, we will show you 395 here in washington boulevard. evokes a traffic has more of the rain. the camera will show what it looks like a maryland for the. >> thank you so m
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